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Do you consider America a Christian nation?

Separation of religion and state

Posted by Tralhob on 2008-09-03 17:30:34

I would argue that protecting the church from the state is identical to protecting the state from the church. If one church takes control of the state, other churches suffer and are marginalized.

The sanctity of life is hardly a uniquely Christian value. Nor is "helping the least of these." And frankly, those aren't values that are enshrined in the Constitution.

The founders were far more influenced by Montesqieu, Locke, Voltaire, and Hobbes, than by the Bible.

You say schools are teaching "anti-Christian" concepts. What exactly are you referring to? There is a difference between non-Christian and anti-Christian. I don't see how you can possibly say that teaching non-Christian concepts is an affront to liberty. The alternative would be to allow only explicitly pro-Christian subject matter taught in schools - to require that all subject matter conform be explicitly pro-Christian. And that's not an affront to liberty?

Posted by 4alien on 2008-10-30 01:33:29

Tralhob:

If schools are teaching/advocating anti creationism, then this is an affront to God, to the Bible....; they ARE indoctrinating this concept, to the descredit of future generation!!

The Constitution WAS based on Christian values, with the very phrase, "In God We Trust", among other things.